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Bullseye: Mini Episode with Lawrence Weschler on The Museum of Jurassic Technology

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A bonus cut from our talk with the acclaimed writer Lawrence Weschler! Here's Jesse and Lawrence discussing the incredible Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles.

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Bullseye: The Outshot, Fake Civil War

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Jesse's Outshot this week is the Twitter feed @FakeCivilWar.



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Bullseye: Writer Lawrence Weschler on the Uncanny Valley, Goat Sacrifices and the Narrative

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Jesse talks with a master of creative nonfiction, Lawrence Weschler, about the dangers of humans' bias toward narrative, and why the CGI faces in movies never look quite right. Weschler's newest book is Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative.



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Bullseye: Comedian Chris Gethard on P. Diddy, Bipolar Disorder, and Internet Trolls

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Chris Gethard is a comedian and host of The Chris Gethard Show on NYC's public access television. He talks to us about booking megastar P. Diddy at a tiny theater in New York, using both mania and depression to shape his comedy, confronting Internet trolls in person and -- okay, an unusual event in his childhood involving a dwarf. His new book is A Bad Idea I'm About to Do.



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Bullseye: Pop Culture Advice from My Brother, My Brother and Me

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The hosts of My Brother, My Brother and Me offer solutions to listeners' pressing pop culture problems. This week the brothers whether parents should introduce Justin Bieber, Star Wars, and Ke$ha to their children.



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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Andrew Noz, Pop Culture Advice, Lawrence Weschler and Chris Gethard

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The McElroy Brothers

This week! Noz's Rap Picks: Andrew Noz of the hip hop blog Cocaine Blunts offers his some of his favorite rap tracks right now, Gas Station from SL Jones and Kissin Pink from A$AP Rocky. (Embed or share)

Pop Culture Advice from My Brother, My Brother and Me: Brothers by all accounts, and experts by some – Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy of My Brother, My Brother and Me offer offer solutions to listeners' pressing pop culture problems. This week the brothers wonder whether parents should introduce Justin Bieber, Star Wars, and Ke$ha to their children. (Embed or share)


Entering the Uncanny Valley?

Writer Lawrence Weschler: Jesse talks with a master of creative nonfiction, Lawrence Weschler, about the dangers of humans' bias toward narrative, and why the CGI faces in movies never look quite right. Weschler's newest book is Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative. (Embed or share)

Comedian and Author Chris Gethard: Comedian Chris Gethard talks about booking megastar P. Diddy at a tiny theater in New York, using both mania and depression to shape his comedy, and confronting Internet trolls in person. His new book is called A Bad Idea I'm About to Do. (Embed or share)

And The Outshot: The Civil War, reimagined in 140-character bursts. Jesse talks about one of his favorite Twitter accounts, @FakeCivilWar. (Embed or share)


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BONUS AUDIO from this week! Lawrence Weschler talks to Jesse about the incredible and unusual Museum of Jurassic Technology in LA.

Chris Gethard on Fighting

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Here's a clip from next week's Bullseye (or more accurately a clip that was cut from next week's Bullseye but that we couldn't bear to leave on the cutting room floor).

It seems that comedian Chris Gethard genuinely believes that he could potentially win the UFC Welterweight crown. And that it would be worth fighting the current champion, a terrifying man named George St. Pierre, just in case he's right.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 47: The Carry On Carryings-On

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Keep Calm and Carry on.

Blair and her sister Lisa both travel frequently for business and pleasure (occasionally together). Blair always brings a carry-on instead of checking a bag, since her trips are usually of a shorter duration, perhaps two to three days. She is 5'1" and sometimes needs assistance getting her bag into the overhead bin. A helpful person usually offers their services; if not, Blair is not opposed to asking for help from a fellow passenger.

Lisa feels that if a person does not have the ability to handle their own carry-on bag and get into the compartment without assistance, they have the option of, and should choose to, check their baggage.

So, who is free to carry on and who won't help you move along? Only one man can decide, but be careful!- contents in the overhead bin may have shifted during the flight- on the next Judge John Hodgman!

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BULLSEYE: The Outshot, Week of January 3rd, 2012

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Jesse's pick for this week, the anthem "F--- 'Em" from Bay Area rapper .

Outshot: E-40 - F*** 'Em by Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

BULLSEYE: Chris Lilley, Creator of HBO's Angry Boys

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Chris Lilley, the Australian comedian and showrunner, talks about his new series Angry Boys. The show pushes boundaries with his faux-documentary of characters in different stages of life and scenes of adolescent torment. Lilley plays six characters, occasionally side by side, a natural continuation of his work in the acclaimed Summer Heights High. You can catch Angry Boys on HBO on Sunday nights.

Interview with Chris Lilley, Creator of HBO's Angry Boys by Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

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